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Graffiti boards September 19, 2013

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A Great Big THANK YOU from Oxfam November 10, 2011

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A lovely letter has been received from Oxfam after the money raised from the Performance Show was donated. I think the opening paragraph says it all…

A great big thank you to staff and students involved in the Japanese fashion show, which you organised at school and raised a fantastic £300 for Oxfam’s work throughout the world….Thank you all for all your time and effort everyone put into this show.

Well done everyone!

 

 

Performance Show November 10, 2011

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2011 Performance Show November 10, 2011

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A massive ‘Well Done’ to all those who took part in this year’s Performance Show. The theme of this year’s show was Japan, with all monies raised being sent to the Japanese disaster relief funds set up after the earthquake and tsunami. As usual, our pupils worked extremely hard and despite some knocking of knees just before they were due to walk down the catwalk, the event went brilliantly!

If you took part, whether it was in creating the powerpoints for the backdrops, modelling, designing, working on the promotions, photography, videoing, sound, lighting, the newsdesk…the list is long…YOU SHOULD ALL BE VERY PROUD OF YOURSELVES!

Many thanks once again to all the staff involved – as ever, the Art & Design staff, Mr Gallagher and Ms Watson, but also to Mr Lynch, Mrs Bonnar, Mr Waugh, Ms McLeod, Mrs McSherry…and who could forget Mr Dalrymple and Mr Burns!

If we’ve missed anyone…ooops – sorry! It wasn’t meant :-)

S1 Plant form Jewellery March 17, 2011

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Rachel's hariclip

Rachel's hairclip

Brandon's hairclip

Brandon's hairclip

Well done to Rachel and Brandon who were the first to finish their jewellery designs.  More pics to come when the rest of 1GB finish!

2CB Clay heads March 3, 2011

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Well done to 2CB who have finished their clay heads and have now taken them home.

2010 Fashion Show June 28, 2010

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Congratulations to all those pupils and staff who participated in our 2010 Fashion Show - in true Oscar fashion, 'without you all, it would not have been possible'. The show was fantastic and the pupils were amazing. Well done!

Special thanks to Mr Gallagher and the sound & lighting team, Ms Howie and her S3 class for the powerpoint and Ms Watson and her film team, as well as Sam for the editing of the video. As for Mr O'Connor...what can be said!

The Art & Design Staff

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2010 S3 Fashion Show June 21, 2010

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S3 Art & Design pupils are pleased to present this year’s Fashion Show on Friday 25th June. The theme this year is Scottish Culture & Success, with pupils taking their influences from a wide range of areas such as music, their environment, famous Scots and hobbies & interests.

Although the majority of the show is made up of Art & Design pupils, a number of other Departments are also taking part, including CDT, PE and History.

Come along on Friday to see the extravaganza! At £1, the tickets are selling fast, so be quick to snap up yours!

Congratulations to a Former Student June 21, 2010

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Dress designed by Jett Sweeney for her 2010 collection

Many congratulations to former Art & Design student Jett Sweeney who has just graduated with Honours from Edinburgh College of Art. On top of that, Jett was not only one of the top ten finalists shortlisted for Collection of the Year at London Graduate Fashion Week, but she has also won the Graduate of the Year category at the The Scottish Fashion Awards, a category which is sponsored by Marks & Spencer. As part of her prize, M&S will make and sell a dress designed by Jett in their Limited Collection range. Click on the link above to see the video.

Fantastic achievements, Jett. We’re proud of you!

Check out the rest of Jett’s collection here.

Magic Memories June 27, 2009

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Recently, all S2 pupils have been taking part in our fantastic ‘Magic Memories’ project.

Pupils have been exploring Homecoming Scotland themes of what Musselburgh and Scotland means to them and their families, and what their Magic Memories are, and turning them into artwork and prose.

The project, which fits in well with a A Curriculum for Excellence, is the fruit of a lot of hard work by pupils, staff and the community. In English, pupils were asked to interview either members of their families or members of the community. In Art & Design, pupils worked with two great textile artists, Saskia Gavin and Alison Mountain. Working with the artists, pupils learnt how to work with felt and they each created a piece based on what Musselburgh mean to them.

With help from both Homecoming Scotland and the Community Council, work from this project has led to an exhibition for the Musselburgh on the Fringes Festival.  The Magic Memories exhibition is free and runs from 29 June to 28 August and the work is displayed in business windows around Musselburgh. The route starts in North High Street and takes in Musselburgh High Street and Newbigging.

For further information and photos (of course!), check out our Magic Memories page under A Curriculum for Excellence.